New and Looking for a POI Creator Program

 

Hey all.

Recently joined and I think I'm hooked on how useful the POI files can be. I'd really like to build some for my area since I don't find a lot that are area-specific for my area but I don't really have a clue where to start.

I assume the first and biggest step will be getting the right POI creation program. Any suggestions? I looked at the ones in the site's FAQ and they appeared to be editors more than creators. I'm mainly interested in .csv formats if that helps narrow it down and free is always best wink

Extra_POI_Editor

See Extra_POI_Editor at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21156

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spowell2 wrote:

Hey all.

Recently joined and I think I'm hooked on how useful the POI files can be. I'd really like to build some for my area since I don't find a lot that are area-specific for my area but I don't really have a clue where to start.

I assume the first and biggest step will be getting the right POI creation program. Any suggestions? I looked at the ones in the site's FAQ and they appeared to be editors more than creators. I'm mainly interested in .csv formats if that helps narrow it down and free is always best wink

Any text editor will work. Excel will format a CSV file and using the four column format makes POI building a snap

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Zuma314

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spowell2 wrote:

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I assume the first and biggest step will be getting the right POI creation program. Any suggestions? I looked at the ones in the site's FAQ and they appeared to be editors more than creators. I'm mainly interested in .csv formats if that helps narrow it down and free is always

In general the POI editing programs can also create POI files.

I am not sure why you would want to limit yourself to csv files but if so you can create them with any simple text editor, such as Notepad.

You can also create csv files (and other types) with more advanced “editor” programs such as Extra_Poi_Editor (EPE). A nice feature of EPE is that if you put in a complete address of a point, it will look up the latitude and longitude coordinates.

GPX

While it's true that .csv files are easy... so are gpx files nowadays and they offer SO much more unit functionality.

Extra POI Editor (EPE) would be (is) my first choice. I do use Excel and csv if I'm batch editing/manipulating, but I always then convert to gpx with EPE. (And vice-versa if I ever feel the need).

If you decide to use Excel, I have an add-in that might be of some help to you also. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/20636

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Well, I haven't been having

Well, I haven't been having luck installing POI_Editor. Keeps giving me errors trying to install. Guess I'll give a go at the excel spreadsheet smile

Can't wait to add to the files here.

If you are getting message

If you are getting message about OCX file missing scroll down on the main page and under troubleshooting you will find the Extra Poi Editor Installer that you will need to download.

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